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The NFL Draft was the local TV event of the month. The combined ratings for the coverage of the NFL draft by ESPN, NFL Network and Fox illustrate that Western New York was extremely interested in what the Buffalo Bills were going to do with their two first-round picks. Here are is a Top 12 list from this dial-switcher of the most interesting things heard or seen on t…

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The three-day extravaganza known as the NFL Draft will engulf and devour our TV screens this week. Fox TV and the NFL Network for the first time are partnering for a simulcast of the first round on Thursday, and for rounds 2 and 3 on Friday. ESPN will have its own broadcast each day of the draft, with alternate coverage on ESPN2. On Saturday, when rounds 4 through 7 are…

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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CBS Sports and Fox Sports on Tuesday revealed their announcing teams for the 2017 NFL season. Hall of Famer and former Bills receiver James Lofton joins the CBS lineup this year as a game analyst, paired with Andrew Catalon. Tony Romo replaces Phil Simms as a member of CBS' top NFL team, joining Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson in the booth. Simms is joining James Brown a…

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As long as the Cleveland Browns are in the NFL, and they should be thankful there's no relegation system, Buffalo Bills fans have a reason to feel superior. Of the world's pathetic sports organizations, the Browns are among the most absolutely pitiful. Since they were resuscitated in 1999, they've had 15 seasons with six or fewer victories. The Browns won a single ga…

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While it must bolster Jim Kelly's ego to know he has been irreplaceable for 20 years, he'd rather watch another quarterback take his Buffalo Bills back to the playoffs. Snow falling on a frigid January afternoon, a miserable opponent and Bills fans going bonkers for their boys ... That's what Kelly and Super Bowl teammates Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Steve Tasker…